|What is a mantra?
The word mantra is Sanskrit and it means: syllable(s) or sacred word(s). Mantras are vibrational formulas that are recited and repeated. For healing and higher consciousness.
To chant the Gayatri Mantra purifies the chanter.
To listen to the Gayatri Mantra purifies the listener.
I chant these mantras, as often as possible, and in particular I chant these mantras during a healing session, and at the completion of a yoga and meditation, to encourage grounding.
This sacred prayer spirals out through the entire universe from the heart of the chanter, appealing for peace and divine wisdom for all.
Silently thinking or speaking or chanting the Gayatri Mantra influences the physical body, clears the emotional body, leading one to the inner heart. The Gayatri stimulates and facilitates insightfulness and awakening to the Truth within all.
|The Gayatri is an Ancient Vigil
The Gayatri Mantra is not only being chanted here among us and not only by our sangha. People all over the world are also chanting this deeply moving prayer at this very same time.
No matter what time of day or night you may chant, there are others chanting the mantra too. Gayatri is an ancient vigil surrounding the planet. The Gayatri Mantra is one of the keynotes for the transformation of consciousness and is an identical vibration to the vital force in nature.
The mantra is most effective when chanted in its original language Sanskrit. It is one of the oldest prayers known to humanity; its sentiment is as ancient as light. This prayer appeals to the highest wisdom, to the brilliance of the cosmos, to illumine an understanding of our true nature. The appeal requests that we become subtle and receptive to the divine wisdom that pervades the experience of life and is in essence our true nature.
Invoke the presence of this Goddess
Lakshmi, Goddess of Abundance
I am the ever-flowing outpouring
The never ending
From the fullness of my being
I give richly and opulently
Generously and copiously
Luxuriously and liberally
I am limitless
For I cannot be contained
I am everywhere
And will never cease to be
The Mythology Worship of Lakshmi (pronounced lock'shmee) began prior to the Aryan invasion of India. She is considered the animating force or Shakti of Vishnu, the Preserver. Her sacred animal is the cow, symbol of abundance and plenty. She appears here with elephants pouring water, another symbol of her powerful abundance. Although described as floating on the eternal sea of time, resting on a lotus, Hindus say that the Gods churned the sea of creation from which Lakshmi appeared in all her splendor.
The Lessons of this Goddess Lakshmi appears in your life to tell you it is time to nurture wholeness by recognizing and living from abundance. Is your existence defined and contained by the parameters of scarcity rather than abundance? Are your finances based on a poverty consciousness rather than limitlessness and plenty? Is your outlook on life one of never having enough rather than of having your needs met? Let yourself open to the abundance, the bounty that exists in your world. The Goddess says that abundance is hard to perceive if lack, poverty, and scarcity dominate your consciousness. The way to wholeness for you lies in opening to the flow of life. When you open to the flow, you become part o fit and you draw it to you. When you become aware of the abundance in your life in all its forms-friendship, health, family, love, beauty, talent, humor, etc-you can call in more from a conscious place.